Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Tunin'In @ the Fingal Centre

David Costello Fianna Fail local area representative attended the graduation ceremony of the Tunin'In Ceremony in The Fingal Centre on Tuesday 13th of August 2013.  
The programme aims to bridge a gap in provisions for young people at risk of early school leaving in Finglas/Cabra and is funded by City of Dublin Youth Services Board (CDYSB). 

Fianna Fail Local Area Rep David Costello attends the Tunin'In Graduation at the Fingal Center. Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick was also in attendance

The Tunin’In programme provides a safe space where young people can: discover something new about themselves, make new friends, have fun, explore issues/concerns, confide in staff, learn new skills, increase their confidence & self-esteem, improve communication skills, express their opinions and explore what they want for their future education. While young people are referred to the program by schools and other agencies, they have a say in whether they take part or not. 

The programme ran for a 6week period this summer. Young people and there parents attended multiple sessions over the 6 week period, both individually and together. Topics such as Group Bonding, Mental Health / Sexual Health, Personal Development & Self Esteem, Communication Skills, Drug & Alcohol Awareness and Evaluation of programme where discussed.

David said “ It was great to see a group of young people so positive about continuing their education.”

“On the night, concerns where raised about securing funding from CDYSB for next years programme. I strongly believe that every effort should be made to maintain any service that enables our young people to make the right choices about their education.”

“The staff at the Fingal Centre did an amazing job organising this year’s programme. And praise for their work came from both parents and the young people in attendance.”

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